Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce


Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce / Bev Cooks

First of all, my white balance is beyond horrible in this post, but I just don’t rightly care because we leave for our 10-year anniv/Easter vacay early Wednesday morning! You know how it goes. Vacay brain = awful blue hues in photos = we don’t care none = still a good person.

So yeah, how often do you make fries at home? ‘Fess uuuuup. And I mean like, baked fries. ‘Fess uuuuup. And I mean like, with a roasted garlic parmesan dipping sauce. ‘Fess uuuuup. And I mean like, I’m just kidding.

I actually LOVE making french fries. The way I do it, it may seem like a lot of work, but a lot of it’s hands off. And when you do it just right, mama said knock you out. She will say it. Mama will say, “knock you out, my darling.” (I’m hyper.)

Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce / Bev Cooks  Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce / Bev Cooks

First you slice. Get them good and thin! You can keep them thicker if you like a more substantial pub feel. But I like ’em thin! Not crazy thin, just regular thin. I have jokes here, but I’m refraining because I love human friends.

The first trick is to soak the fries in cold water for about an hour. Soak and rinse. It removes a lot of the starch and will allow the fries to get goooood and crispy. Can’t have no soggy fry, yo.

The SECOND trick is to really, really dry each one. It sounds like a pain, and it might be, but if you have Fleetwood Mac playing and that thunder is only happening when it’s raining? And those players are only lovin’ you when they’re playing? Goes by in a flash.

Say women…they will come and they will gooooo.

What was I saying?

OH, I almost forgot about the dipping sauce. I only have one photo left so I have to tell you now. It’s INSANITY. Sour cream, parmesan, roasted garlic and chives. All blendy blended. Hallelujah.

No kidding, next time you need a snack or something for your gremlins to eat, you just have to try this!

Thin cut fries + baked + that rideeec sauce + your entire face = duh.

Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce / Bev Cooks

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Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce:

What it took for two to three to snack on:

* 2 medium russet potatoes
* 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
* 1 good pinch of coarse salt
* 2 good grinds of freshly ground pepper
* 1 head garlic + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil + 1 small pinch of salt
* 1 cup sour cream
* 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
* 1 Tbs. chopped chives

Preheat your oven to 400.

Slice the root end off the garlic, exposing the cloves. Place the head in a small piece of aluminum foil; drizzle with a little oil and a tiny sprinkling of salt. Fold the foil over the garlic and roast for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime, Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Place the halves face down and thinly slice them. Then turn each thick slice on its side and cut two to three more times, to get the slices pretty thin. Once all the fries are cut, place them in a bowl of cold water, covering the fries. Let them sit about 30 minutes, drain the water and add fresh water. Let them sit another thirty minutes. Rinse the potatoes under cold water and thoroughly dry every single one. It’s lame, I know, but SO worth it!

Arrange the potatoes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle and toss with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Lightly toss the fries and check for any that are burning. Keep baking another 10 to 15 minutes, until the fries are golden, crispy and gutsy! That’s what we used to call them in the early ’90s in high school. Gutsy. I have no idea.

While the fries are baking, make the dipping sauce. In a large food processor place the sour cream, roasted garlic cloves (just squeeze them out of their skins!), parmesan and chopped chives. Puree until smooth and knock-your-face-off delicious. May wanna add a tiny pinch of salt. Just taste it and see.

Serve fries with the roasted garlic parm dipping sauce and ommmmgggggg.

Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce / Bev Cooks

When the rain washeeeees you clean you’ll knooooooow. You will knoooooow. 


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25 Responses to Baked French Fries with a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

  1. Kay March 31, 2015 at 4:41 am #
    YUM! I need these in my face, now!
  2. March 31, 2015 at 6:02 am #
    These look perfect and I'm dying to try this sauce!
  3. Kelly Jo March 31, 2015 at 7:40 am #
    You will knooooow. Oh woah woah you'll knooow. Yum!
  4. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files March 31, 2015 at 8:07 am #
    Any Fleetwood Mac song can get me through the afternoon or heck, even morning session of cooking! These fries? I want stuff my face with them ASAP!
  5. Emily @ Life on Food March 31, 2015 at 8:21 am #
    We make fries at home way too often. Or maybe not because it makes us happy. We do not do dipping sauce. This one looks fantastic. Fries tonight, I say yes!
  6. chels March 31, 2015 at 8:56 am #
    tonight. this is totally happening tonight!
  7. S Lauren | Modern Granola March 31, 2015 at 10:24 am #
    These look so professional and perfect! I can never get my fries uniform like yours! I can't wait to try that dipping sauce... yum!
  8. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog March 31, 2015 at 10:55 am #
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I always need more fries -- SO yum!
  9. niki March 31, 2015 at 10:55 am #
    first of all, YUM. what a coincidence that fleetwood mac is my favorite AND fries are my favorite! add those together plus a dip?!?!? - my favorite post of all time. i'll be making these as soon as humanly possible.
  10. jessica March 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm #
    Since I got a fancy spiralizer I love making fries at home. It gets them so perfectly thin and who can resist a curly fry?
  11. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 31, 2015 at 3:02 pm #
    I love baked french fries! Next time I gotta try that sauce.
  12. Caitlin March 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm #
    NEED now! and all I've been listening to in my car for the past like month has been Rumours...
  13. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 31, 2015 at 3:44 pm #
    Mmmm that dipping sauce! This sounds great!
  14. Trish @ Well Worn Fork March 31, 2015 at 4:18 pm #
    The fries look delicious! Have an awesome vacation :-)
  15. Lauren March 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm #
    I LOVE a good baked fry! I was also cracking up while reading through all of this. Love the combination of LL Cool J as well as Fleetwood Mac, two of the bests. :) Enjoy your vaca!
  16. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes March 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm #
    I've sorta become sweet potato fry obsessed lately. Because you can eat them on Whole30 (and yum). That Parm sauce though.... yes! Happy anniversary have a great trip!
  17. Jennie @themessybakerblog April 1, 2015 at 8:53 am #
    Not enough. I need more fries in my life. Like, all the fries. Love that dipping sauce!
  18. Janabelle April 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm #
    That dipping sauce, tho. I'd probably just dip it out with my fingers. *swoon*
  19. Carrie April 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm #
    Dearest Bevy love face, If I want to do this with sweet perterters instead of (...sour?) regulars, do I need to change anything? My only yam regret is that they're so much harder to chop!
    • Bev Weidner April 8, 2015 at 12:23 pm #
      You won't need to soak the sweets! They'll be just fine. Keep everything else the same, but maybe add a little cumin to the seasoning? Yeah, do that. They maaaay need to bake a little longer than sours, but you should be good after about 45 or 50 minutes! Just keep checking them since they're so thin. And sweet. Thank you and goodnight.
  20. Malcolm April 26, 2015 at 4:06 am #
    I'll try to be a little cooler than some of the ladies who have commented earlier :) :) These fries ( chips here ) and especially the dipping sauce sound lovely. I will be cooking them for my lady this week.
  21. Izzy @ She likes food April 30, 2015 at 12:57 am #
    I am so white balance blind it isn't even funny! So, to me, this looks perfect :) We are obsessed with oven baked fries in this house and probably make them at least twice a week. At least they are better than deep fried fries, right?! The garlic parmesan sauce sounds amazing and I want to dip my fries into it right now!!
  22. Ellie Skinner June 4, 2015 at 3:41 am #
    Wow this looks amazing. This french fries will be perfect for Champions League Final this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing.
  23. Courtney Beechey September 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm #
    I tried this and............. LOVED IT!!! New pregnancy craving! Good thing I have a good husband who likes to dry fries ;)


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